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For Whitehaven, the goal is to get back on the winning track with a ‘Roar’

“Restore the Roar” is what the Whitehaven High School football Tigers are trying to accomplish this season. Last season, the Tigers missed the state playoffs for the first time in over 10 years. Head coach Rodney Saulsberry has been at the helm that entire time. “Passion,...

At Melrose, the Golden Wildcats look to up their game

Melrose High School is looking to build upon a successful season under second-year head coach Derrick Bobo. The backdrop includes the glory days when the school consistently competed for state championships and last season’s 9-2 record, which began with four straight wins. The season ended...

Memphis Pro-Am is a growing part of the local hoops mix

For Memphians, basketball is a year-round sport and the Memphis Pro-Am, which is rolling through its second season, is a solid part of the local hoops mix. Basketball enthusiasts have been treated to several professional players and amateur players playing side by side. Cameron Payne,...

Tracking the Tigers – Year six for Penny, the Dominican Republic trip and bonding

For Memphis Tigers head coach Penny Hardaway, there was a bottom-line goal in taking a 12-player squad to the Dominican Republic for a set of three games. “I want the team to bond,” said Hardaway, ahead of the Tigers’ departure for the exhibition tour. “I...

Marcus Bell is drawing upon his fulfilled football dreams to help ring in the future at White Station

Most high school football players dream of making it to the National Football League. In 1997 at Kingsbury High, Marcus Bell was one of those dreamers.  Now, after successful careers at the University of Memphis and the NFL, Bell has not only made that dream...

Memphis is well represented during NBA Summer League — and not just by the Grizzlies

LAS VEGAS – The number of players with Memphis connections that are not playing for the Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas is mind-boggling. Ten former University of Memphis Tigers players that played for head coach Big man James Wiseman, who starred...

Summer time is ‘make-the-team-better’ time for the Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have been busy in the last week. They officially parted ways with Dillon Brooks through a sign-and-trade maneuver. As a part of that trade the Grizzlies received Josh Christopher. Also, according to an NBA report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies and Suns...

Penny Hardaway’s 2023-24 team of Tigers is taking shape

At the start of last week, the University of Memphis men’s basketball program had two important questions in need of answers:  Who would play center for the 2023-24 team?  What is the status of incoming super freshman Mickey Williams? The answer to the center question came via...

Catching up with the Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have slowly developed their roster for the upcoming season. Reserve point guard Tyus Jones, who has filled in admirably during Ja Morant’s absences for injuries and suspension, has been traded along with the Grizzlies’ first-round pick in this year’s NBA draft. In return,...

Memphis Grizzlies’ get-better moves just got more daunting

The expectation heading into summer was that the Memphis Grizzlies would make a strong push to be more competitive next season and go deeper into the NBA playoffs. Now, any plans along those lines may have to be altered – dramatically – given the...